Jumpgate

A jumpgate is a device for faster-than-light travel and communication most commonly used by the Delta Pact. A jumpgate actually consists of two separate orbiting structures placed at different points in space. The two gates then linked by an artificially induced wormhole. The static nature of jumpgates , and their access to near-unlimited power supplies, means that most are able to use direct link wormholes which allow instantaneous travel from one gate to the other. This obvious advantage over portable jumpdrives is offset by the inflexibility and long construction time of jumpgates.

Although devices similar to the modern jumpgate have been used by many ancient races, it was the Canthian Federation that first mastered direct-link gates. The extensive network of gates which spans Delta Pact space began in the Canthian Federation and is dominated by Canthian designs.